On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 2017

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 81st US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Spaniard Sergio GarcĂ­a beats Justin Rose of England in a sudden-death playoff, after they completed 72 holes at -9; Garcia's 1st major title in his 74th attempt
  • Suicide car bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia kills at least 17, Al-Shabaab group claim responsibility
  • Twitter footage of passenger forcibly removed from United Airlines flight in Chicago after flight overbooked causes outrage
  • Two Egyptian coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria attacked by suicide bombers leaving at least 44 dead

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Hansen, American actor (General Hospital, The War of the Roses), dies at 95